Cop involved in accident suspended from driving
The police officer who was allegedly involved in a traffic accident in Waterhouse, St. Andrew on Monday, in which two women were hit, has been suspended from driving.
Police are yet to release details of the accident, but media reports indicate that the police car got out of control and hit the women.
A 52 year old woman reportedly sustained injuries to her leg and was hospitalized.
The other woman was treated and released.
In a statement this afternoon (July 25) the police communications arm, CCN said a full investigation is underway into the incident.
The police are appealing to members of the public who may have witnessed the accident, to contact the inspectorate branch of the constabulary at 968-9533.
Police say they will make arrangements for statements to be collected.
In addition, the Force Chaplain has also been directed to meet with members of the Waterhouse community.
It is expected that the Chaplain will be available to offer counselling to members of the community who are affected by the incident.
The Police High Command is also reminding its members who drive service vehicles, that they are not exempt from the laws of the land, and that they too must obey all provisions of the road traffic act whilst driving force vehicles.